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On This Day In METAL History – September 4th… From AEROSMITH To KIM THAYIL, While POP EVIL Is At #1

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, news, rock music with tags , , , on September 4, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

On September 4th, 2003 – The legendary AEROSMITH performed at the National Mall in Washington, DC as part of the NFL Kickoff Live festivities, to celebrate the kickoff of the 2003 NFL season. Long live AEROSMITH!

Pop Evil - Billboard Indie Music Chart - #1 - promo flyer - 2015 - #MMMS330

On September 4th, 2015 – Michigan’s POP EVIL have their new studio album, UP, ranked #1 on the Billboard Independent Music Chart and at #25 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart. Metal Be Thy Name!

Uncle Acid And The Deadbeats - The Night Creeper - promo cover pic - #MMMONSS0633

On September 4th, 2015UNCLE ACID & THE DEADBEATS have released their new studio album The Night Creeper and it’s ranked at #20, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Cool.

Amorphis - Under The Red Cloud - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #00MM3SM3S

On September 4th, 2015 – Finland’s AMORPHIS have released their new studio album Under The Red Cloud, today. This new offering from AMORPHIS is also ranked at #54, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart.

Happy Birthday - promo banner - #2014BD

Kim Thayil - Ernie Ball Strings - promo ad - #3330MMS6NBS

On September 4th, 1960, Kim Thayil was born in Seattle, Washington, USA. Kim Thayil is world-famous as the lead guitarist and co-founding member of the celebrated SOUNDGARDEN. Not too shabby, huh? Kim Thayil’s chunky guitar riffs and unique tones are stuff of legend. Long live Kim Thayil.

Kim Thayil - 1997 - Guild S - 100 - promo ad - #MM33777

Above: Kim Thayil and his Guild S-100 Guitar (Endorsement Ad – 1997)

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Stone - 2011 Photo #1

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – September 3rd… From MOTÖRHEAD To SLAYER

Posted in Metal, Heavy Metal, Hard Rock, rock music, classic rock, news with tags , , , on September 3, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Heart - Barracuda - 45rpm - promo pic - #39336MOSSNMM01

On September 3rd, 1977 – The magnificent HEART peaked at number eleven on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with their Hard Rock classic: Barracuda. This was HEART’s third top forty single in the United States at that time. Barracuda is featured on the 1977 studio album from HEART: Little Queen. Whoa.

Slipknot - All Hope Is Gone - promo album cover pic - 2008 - #77333MOSNMM

On September 3rd, 2008 – The stupendous SLIPKNOT had their fourth studio album, All Hope Is Gone, ranked at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums ChartAll Hope Is Gone sold 239,516 copies during its debut week, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

IRON MAIDEN - Maiden England - 88 - cover promo

On September 3rd, 2013 – The amazing IRON MAIDEN performed at Walnut Creek Amphitheatre in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA. This concert was on the Maiden England Tour. Hail IRON MAIDEN!

Slayer - Repentless - promo album cover pic - #0911MOSLSAHF

On September 3rd, 2015 – The forthcoming SLAYER studio album, Repentless, is ranked at #5, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Hell and freaking yeah!! This album releases on September 11th, 2015, via Nuclear Blast. Rest in peace, Jeff Hanneman.

Motorhead - Overkill - promo studio album pic - 1978 - #ILMMNSSMO33

On September 3rd, 2015 – The classic MOTÖRHEAD studio album, Overkill, is ranked at #82, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. This album was released back in 1978. I was 12 years old in 1978. Holy shit! Hail MOTÖRHEAD!

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Stone - Motorhead Tee pic:small

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – September 1st… From KISS To MODERN DAY BABYLON

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, news, rock music with tags , , , on September 1, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

KISS "Dynasty" album large promo pic!

On September 1st, 1979 – At the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York, KISS began the second leg of their North American tour, supporting their seventh studio album: Dynasty. The mighty JUDAS PRIEST was the opening act for this leg of the tour. Metal Be Thy Name!

Poison - Unskinny Bop - promo 12 inch cover sleeve - 1990 - #MO330901

On September 1st, 1990 – Pennsylvania’s POISON had their cool hit single, Unskinny Bop, ranked at #3, on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. This song is featured on POISON’s third studio album from 1990: Flesh & Blood.

IRON MAIDEN - The Book Of Souls - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #MMILGSS

On September 1st, 2015IRON MAIDEN have their forthcoming double studio album, The Book Of Souls, ranked at #1, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. This album releases on September 4th, 2015. IRON MAIDEN forever.

Modern Day Babylon - The Ocean Atlas - promo EP cover pic - 2015 - #MON33300

On September 1st, 2015MODERN DAY BABYLON are from Teplice, Czech Republic. Their newly released EP, The Ocean Atlas, is ranked at #14, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Whoa.

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Stone - 2011 Photo #1

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

TROOPER Beer USA Presents IRON MAIDEN ‘The Book Of Souls’ Listening Events

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , on August 31, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Trooper - Iron Maiden - The Book Of Souls - listening party events banner - 2015

As reported by Trooper Beer USA:

Following the announcement of two special, sold out The Book Of Souls playback events hosted by IRON MAIDEN drummer Nicko McBrain at his Rock N Roll Ribs restaurant in Coconut Creek, FL. on September 3rd, TROOPER is proud to present nationwide playback parties held in 24 retail outlets and 22 bars, restaurants and ale houses across the U.S. These special listening events are free and open to the public and will give fans a chance to hear Iron Maiden’s new album, The Book of Souls, in its entirety before its official release on September 4, 2015. For more info, dates, cities and locations, click on the link below:

http://www.ironmaidenbeer.com/usa

Iron Maiden - The Book Of Souls - promo album banner pic - 2015 - #336MMGSSFF24

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE IRON MAIDEN.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – August 31st… From SCORPIONS To MOTÖRHEAD And IRON MAIDEN

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, news, rock music with tags , , , , on August 31, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Scorpions - Wind Of Change - promo 45rpm cover sleeve - #MOMMGSS33

On August 31st, 1991 – The sensational SCORPIONS had their hit single Wind Of Change ranked at #4, on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. This song is featured on the eleventh studio album from the SCORPIONS, released in 1990: Crazy World.

Iron Maiden - Fear Of The Dark - promo album cover pic - #1992IMBDMOS

On August 31st, 1992 – The incredible IRON MAIDEN performed at the Oslo Spektrum in Oslo, Norway. IRON MAIDEN were touring in support of their ninth studio album from 1992: Fear Of The Dark. Whoa! Hail IRON MAIDEN!

Motorhead - Bad Magic - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #082815LMPCMDSF

On August 31st, 2015 – The newly released MOTÖRHEAD studio album, Bad Magic, is ranked at #1, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Hail MOTÖRHEAD and Lemmy for president!

Iron Maiden - Killers - promo cover pic - large!

On August 31st, 2015 – The second studio album, Killers, from the great IRON MAIDEN is ranked at #78, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Killers was released back in 1981. I love this timeless Metal album and long live Paul Di’Anno. Whoa.

Happy Birthday - promo banner - #2014BD

Crash - magazine cover promo - Rudolf Schenker - 1985 - #33033MMIL

Above: Crash Magazine (1985)

Below: Music Insider Magazine (February 2014)

Rudolf Schenker - Music Insider Magazine - cover promo - Feb 2014 - #00330MMF

RUDOLF SCHENKER

On August 31st, 1948, Rudolf Schenker was born in Germany. Happy Birthday, Rudolf Schenker! Hell and yeah! Rudolf Schenker is known across our Metal Universe as a co-founding member, guitarist and songwriter for the super legendary SCORPIONS. Yes, his brother is Michael Schenker. ‘Nuff said. Long live Rudolf Schenker!

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

ARKAIK – Progressive Death Metal Goliaths To Release Third Full-Length This October, Via Unique Leader

Posted in Death Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , on August 30, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Arkaik - Lucid Dawn - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #03039303

Record Features Guest Appearances By Members Of The Black Dahlia Murder And Bay Area String Quartet Amaranth + Fall Headlining Tour Confirmed

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Californian Progressive Death Metal outfit, ARKAIK, are set to unleash their third full-length via Unique Leader Records this Fall. Entitled Lucid Dawn, the ten-track magnum opus was engineered, mixed and mastered by Zack Ohren (Suffocation, Fallujah, Wrvth, All Shall Perish et al.) at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, California, and takes ARKAIK’s multifaceted sound to an entirely new dimension, showcasing each musician’s creative potential and upping the proverbial ante of the brutality and technicality of their back catalog.

With the addition of guitarists Miguel Esparza (ex-Hatriot) and Greg Paulson as additional composers, Lucid Dawn delivers a fresh approach to the band’s sound and the entire progressive Death Metal genre. As an added bonus, the album features guest appearances from Death Metal heavy weights, Trevor Strnad and Ryan Knight of The Black Dahlia Murder, as well as Bay Area live string quartet, Amaranth.

Arkaik - Lucid Dawn - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #03039303

Lucid Dawn is the second installment in a series of concept albums revolving around Cyrix, a disillusioned character in a dystopian society. In Cyrix’s world, dreaming is systematically controlled by a tyrannical ruler named Khaal-Li-Phar and his army of dark shamans, where people are forced to build monuments to the tyrant to stifle their imaginations and inhibit their ability to achieve a multi-dimensional existence. Lucid Dawn is a death metal take on American mythologist, writer and lecturer, Joseph Campbell’s monomyth and the beginning of Cyrix’s “Hero’s Journey.” Musically and conceptually, Lucid Dawn carries the listener on a visceral exhibition through the depths of evil and beyond the threshold of mundane reality.

Lucid Dawn – Track Listing:
1. Intro
2. From The Void
3. Digital Shroud
4. That Which Lies Hidden
5. Awaken The I
6. Fleshwalkers
7. Fusion Of Epochs
8. Lucid Dawn
9. Conjuring
10 Temple Aflame

ARKAIK - The Lucid Revolution Tour - promo banner pic - 2015 - Sept - Nov - #003956MO1

In conjunction with the release of Lucid Dawn, ARKAIK will embark upon a near month-long headlining tour from October 16th through November 8th. The Lucid Revolution Tour will terrorize twenty-four cities in eleven states with support from Bermuda and Enfold Darkness.

ARKAIK – Lucid Revolution Tour w/ Bermuda, Enfold Darkness:
10/16/15 On The Y – Sacramento, CA *
10/17/15 The Third Street Pub – Bend, OR
10/18/15 El Corazon (Funhouse) – Seattle, WA
10/19/15 The Pin! – Spokane, WA
10/20/15 The Shredder – Boise, ID
10/21/15 Karmikazees – Salt Lake City, UT
10/22/15 Trailside Saloon – Denver, CO
10/23/15 Thunder Alley – Oklahoma City, OK
10/24/15 Walters Houston, TX
10/25/15 The Korova – San Antonio, TX
10/26/15 House of Rock – Corpus Christi, TX
10/27/15 Dirty Dog Bar Austin, TX
10/28/15 Tomcats West – Fort Worth, TX
10/29/15 YaYas – San Angelo, TX
10/30/15 Blu Phoenix – Albuquerque, NM
10/31/15 The Quarry Bisbee – Bisbee, AZ
11/01/15 The Rogue – Scottsdale, AZ
11/02/15 Doll Hut – Anaheim, CA
11/03/15 Elks Lodge – San Bernardino, CA
11/04/15 Five Star Bar – Los Angeles, CA
11/05/15 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
11/06/15 Chinatown Youth Center – Fresno, CA
11/07/15 Whiskey Dicks – South Lake Tahoe, CA
11/08/15 DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA
*ARKAIK and Enfold Darkness only

ARKAIK’s Lucid Dawn will be released on October 30th, 2015 worldwide via Unique Leader Records. Preorders and audio lacerations to be disclosed in the coming weeks.

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Source: Earsplit PR

* For more ARKAIK:

http://www.facebook.com/ArkaikBand

http://www.uniqueleader.com

http://www.facebook.com/UniqueLeaderRecords

http://www.twitter.com/UniqueLeaderRec

http://www.youtube.com/uniqueleaderrecords

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE ARKAIK.

LONG LIVE METAL.

ARKAIK KICKS MIGHTY METAL ASS.

Stone.

DEAD EARTH POLITICS – Announce 10th Anniversary Shows

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music with tags , , on August 29, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Dead Earth Politics - band logo - B&W - 2013

Austin, Texas indie metal machine DEAD EARTH POLITICS will celebrate a decade of Metal next month with a string of dates across Texas. The trio of shows will culminate in the band’s “official” birthday bash on October 16th at Dirty Dog Bar in Austin. The October 16 show will see original guitarist Ernie Clark joining the band onstage for a handful of DEAD EARTH POLITICS classics.

The shows are sponsored by legendary video show Robb’s MetalWorks (www.facebook.com/robbsmetalworks). San Antonio’s longest standing metal institution, Robb’s MetalWorks will release a series of video interviews featuring members of DEAD EARTH POLITICS discussing the band’s past, present and future. The first video in the series has been posted at this location.

Support acts for the first two shows will be announced in the coming weeks. The Austin gig will feature Critical Assembly, Southern Front, Shadow Spectrum and Black Thorn Halo.

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DEAD EARTH POLITICS – 10th Anniversary show dates:

10/09 @ Blue Max – Midland, TX

10/10 @ Penny Pub – San Angelo, TX

10/16 @ Dirty Dog Bar – Austin, TX

Dead Earth Politics - promo band pic - 2015 - #0327DEPMO

DEAD EARTH POLITICS is fresh off the “Road to GWAR-BQ Tour,” which saw the band raise hell from Texas to Virginia, where they laid waste to the GWAR-BQ Pavilion Stage. The band took along a video camera to chronicle their on and off-stage shenanigans. These mini-rockumentaries were hosted by MetalInjection.net and can be viewed at the link below:

http://www.metalinjection.net/?s=dead%20earth%20politics&type=video

PURCHASE DEAD EARTH POLITICS:

deadearthpolitics.bandcamp.com/album/men-become-gods

www.cdbaby.com/cd/deadearthpolitics2

itunes.apple.com/us/album/men-become-gods-ep/id975346679

Dead Earth Politics - band logo - B&W - 2013

PRAISE FOR DEAD EARTH POLITICS:

“An awesome display of peak, valley, mountain and river. A monster demon and omnivorous angel both winged and flying over melodies of aggressive thrash and classic metal. A good mix of old meeting new.” – Jason McMaster, Watchtower / Broken Teeth

“”Dead Earth Politics are perfect blend of thrash and power metal. Mixing the aggressive styles of thrash and modern metal with epic and melodic elements that we love about metal. The vocals, drums, bass and guitar are equally powerful in their own right. DEP will please the old school and new metal fans alike” – Hiran Deraniyagala, Battlecross

“If I owned a record label the first band I would sign would be Dead Earth Politics. Not only because they are a great band that continues to evolve over the years, but these guys have the intangibles that few bands possess in their arsenal. They are creative, intelligent and professional. They have the hunger, heart and desire to not let anything stop them from reaching their goals. They are their own managers, booking agents, promoters, and most importantly… each one of them is very talented musicians. This band deserves all the accolades they receive because Dead Earth Politics can back it all up.” – Bruce Corbitt, Rigor Mortis / Warbeast

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* More DEAD EARTH POLITICS:

www.deadearthpolitics.com

www.facebook.com/deadearthpolitics

www.twitter.com/depaustin

www.youtube.com/user/devatron

instagram.com/deadearthpolitics

Clawhammer PR - promo logo - 2015 - #0323CHMO

Source: ClawHammer PR

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE DEAD EARTH POLITICS.

LONG LIVE TEXAS.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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